1 This joyful Eastertide,
away with sin and sorrow!
My Love, the Crucified,
has sprung to life this morrow:
Had Christ, who once was slain,
not burst His three-day prison,
our faith had been in vain;
but now has Christ arisen,
but now has Christ arisen!
2 My flesh in hope shall rest
and for a season slumber
till trump from east to west
shall wake the dead in number: [Refrain]
3 Death’s flood has lost its chill
since Jesus crossed the river;
Lover of souls, from ill
my passing soul deliver: [Refrain]
Kyrie & Gloria: Missa de Angelis (click here)
Liturgy of the Word
Click here for the readings on Universalis
Creed (Credo III, click here)
Liturgy of the Eucharist
1 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem,
Your sweetest notes employ,
The paschal victory to hymn
In strains of holy joy.
2 How Judah’s Lion burst his chains
And crushed the serpent’s head;
And brought with him, from death’s domains,
The long imprisoned dead.
3 From hell’s devouring jaws the prey
Alone our Leader bore;
His ransomed hosts pursue their way
Where he hath gone before.
4 Triumphant in his glory now
His sceptre ruleth all,
Earth, heaven, and hell before him bow,
And at his footstool fall.
5 While joyful thus his praise we sing,
His mercy we implore,
Into his palace bright to bring
And keep us evermore.
6 All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to thee,
While endless ages run.
Sanctus: Missa de Angelis (click here)
Agnus Dei : Missa de Angelis (click here)
1 Thine be the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son:
endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won;
angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen, conqu’ring Son;
endless is the vict’ry thou o’er death hast won.
2 Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing,
for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting. [Refrain]
3 No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
life is naught without thee: aid us in our strife;
make us more than conqu’rors, thro’ thy deathless love:
bring us safe thro’ Jordan to thy home above. [Refrain]
We wish you a very blessed Easter. Look out for our Meditations in Time of Retreat page, where we will continue to post resources to help you to live the Resurrection of the Lord during these times.